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Umenyiora does not expect to be a Giant next season

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New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora told the Michael Kay Show in New York that he does not expect to be back with the team next season.

The 10-year pro does not like his role as a situational pass rusher and believes he is a starter.

"I feel fortunate to be able to play 10 years in New York," he said. "It was a great run. I think now is probably the time to move on. There's really not much left for me to accomplish here in New York. Look at things that have been done here, what is there that is to be done that I haven't done? We won a championship twice. I think I've been a Pro Bowl player. Everything has pretty much gone better than I could have imagined in New York.

"So if there is a time to leave, it probably would be now, but there is no telling what would happen."

Umenyiora started four of 16 games for New York in 2012, registering 43 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles.

"I've earned the right to be a free agent," Umenyiora said. "It's been 10 years. I signed a seven-year deal and they made me play out all seven of those years. If they wanted me back, I think something would have been done before now."

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